Will Yoder
Friday May 4th, 2012

Boston Celtics shooting guard Ray Allen is optimistic that he’ll be able to play in Game 3 of the team’s opening round series against the Atlanta Hawks tonight, according to the Boston Herald.

“Injuries are tough and we all deal with them, but I like the way I feel right now,” Allen told the paper.

“I’m in a good place, so I’m optimistic. I deal with the days as they come. I am optimistic about playing and that is a great step forward.”

Allen has not played since April 10 due to a sore right ankle. The 35-year-old All-Star was averaging 14.2 points and 3.1 rebounds per contest before the injury. The Celtics finished the regular season with a 39-27 record. They are currently tied 1-1 with the Hawks in the series.

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